In 1985 the Edmonton Police Department Museum and Archives opened to the public. Located at Edmonton Police Headquarters, the museum was established to represent the history of law enforcement in Alberta. It was funded by Alberta Culture, the Alberta Museum Association and by private and corporate sponsors, and staffed by volunteers from the Police Department and a curator paid for by grants. By 1997 the museum had closed and the collection was absorbed by Edmonton Police Services.
The series consists of 7 pawn shop ledgers, one file of material found in the ledger of a second hand shop, and 3 photos of Alex Decoteau.
This series consists of GALA’s administrative records including their bylaws and constitution, financial statements, meeting minutes and correspondence. In addition, there are copies of GALA grant applications, and records related to a GALA sponsored Symposium entitled “Flaunting It!” held in Edmonton in 1990. The meeting minutes and documents of the GALA-Police Liaison Committee are retained in this series, although after 1994, the Committee broadens its title to the LGBTQ Community/Edmonton Police Service Liaison Committee, and committee records continue until 2005.
The series consists of records created by the Edmonton Police Service through their function of research, planning, and evaluating their services to ensure they continue to fulfill their mandate of keeping Edmonton safe.
This series consists of records described with the following sub-series: GALA Civil Rights Committee; Alberta Human Rights Commission; Canadian Human Rights Commission; Civil Rights Case Files; Human Rights Policies; Issues; Political Party Positions; and Provincial/Canadian Legislation. Information is included on numerous issues around achieving equitable rights for Edmonton’s (and more broadly Alberta’s) gay community, and the series is extensive in the range of gay and lesbian civil and human rights detailed. The textual material includes correspondence, meeting documents, newsletters, briefs and prepared submissions and presentations, and many news clippings and published article references. The records are arranged as follows: